Hawaiian Airlines Announces Honolulu-Brisbane Tickets Now On Sale

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On July 3, Hawaiian Airlines  began selling tickets for its new nonstop route between Honolulu and Brisbane, Australia, with an introductory round-trip fare of $1,106 (includes taxes and fees) offered for travel originating in Honolulu. The new thrice-weekly service begins November 27, 2012.

The special introductory fare for the Honolulu-Brisbane flight is available for purchase through Monday, July 18, and is good for a six-month travel period from November 27 through May 30, 2013, with a maximum stay of two months.

Tickets can now be purchased online at HawaiianAirlines.com, by calling Hawaiian’s reservations department toll-free at 1-800-367-5320, or through any professional travel agent.

Subject to Australian government approval, Hawaiian will be the only U.S. carrier flying to Brisbane. The capital city of the State of Queensland, Brisbane is centrally located on Australia’s east coast and is the gateway to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, world heritage listed rainforests, the iconic Outback territory, and the renowned leisure destinations of Australia’s Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Along with providing nonstop service to a destination known for its popular sites and attractions, Hawaiian has designed its flight schedule for travelers to make same-day connections to other cities throughout Queensland and to other states across Australia through its interline partnership with Virgin Australia.

Beginning November 27, Hawaiian’s Flight HA 443 will depart Honolulu at 10:20 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, cross the international dateline and land in Brisbane at 4:00 p.m. the following day.

Beginning November 28, the return flight HA 444 will depart Brisbane at 6:35 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, cross the international dateline and arrive in Honolulu at 8:05 a.m. the same day.

Hawaiian will operate its Honolulu-Brisbane service offering the comfort of its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, seating 264 passengers in a two-class cabin, with 18 in Business Class and 246 in Economy Class.

HTA Releases Airline Seat Capacity for Third Quarter 2012

From the Director of Tourism Research. The Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, forecasts the continued growth of total scheduled nonstop air seats to Hawai’i in the third quarter of 2012. The projection is based on flights appearing in OAG and Diio Mi airlines schedules as of June 2012.

Total scheduled seat capacity to the state is expected to climb 12.6 percent during the third quarter, between July through September 2012, in comparison to the same period last year.  This increase is attributed by growth from domestic and most of Hawai’i’s major international source markets, including new flights from New York and Washington, D.C. as of June 2012.  With the anticipated increase in total air seats, third quarter seat capacity to the state is on track to reach record levels and exceed prior peak 2007 levels by 2.6 percent.

Japan
Scheduled seats from Japan are expected to increase 15.4 percent in the third quarter of 2012, mainly due to growth in seats from Osaka (16.3%) and Tokyo-Narita (6.2%), and recently launched service from Fukuoka  by both Delta Air Lines and Hawaiian Airlines.

Canada
The non-stop air seats from Canada to Hawai’i are expected to be even with prior year levels in the third quarter of 2012.

Other Asia
Other Asia is expected to continue to be Hawai’i’s fastest growing region for scheduled air seats during the July through September 2012 period, with anticipated gains from both South Korea (+55%) and Shanghai (48.3%).

Oceania
Oceania, boosted by gains from both Australia (32.9%) and New Zealand (12.4%), is the state’s second fastest growing region with air seats expected to grow 29.4 percent in the third quarter of 2012.

U.S. West
Scheduled third quarter seats from the U.S. West region are expected to rise 8.8 percent, with significant increases in capacity from Oakland (54.8%), San Diego (60.5%), San Jose (81.1%), Las Vegas (18.3%) and Los Angeles (11%) driving this growth.

U.S. East
Air seats from the U.S. East region are expected to increase by 25 percent in the third quarter, boosted by the launch of Hawaiian Airlines’ non-stop flights from New York (139%) and United Airlines’ non-stop flights from Washington, D.C. In addition, United is also expected to increase service from Houston (9.9%) during this period.